Czech seller of worldly bicycles.
|FIELD||Core, Finance, Trade|
|ANNUAL TURNOVER||166 mil. CZK|
The Progress Cycle bicycle and bicycle accessory uses for their online B2C sale ABRA Eshop, which is managed directly from ABRA Gen.
An online store with a direct connection to an ERP shortened the expedition time by one whole day.
Progress Cycle is a wholesaler of cycling goods with the exclusive brands Giant, Giro, Bell, CamelBak and other cycling equipment. With 30 employees, it produces an annual turnover of CZK 166 million in sales and service.
Like the products it sells, Progress Cycle also selects technologies that it uses in everyday business practice. IT Manager David Krásenský says: “We use ABRAGen for all business agenda work except for emails.”
“ERP ABRA helps us mainly with the handling of an ever-increasing number of electronic orders, which were much more often done in the past by fax or over the phone, and I can not imagine another ERP that would offer us as much ABRA does. We get all our business information from the G3 system, “ continues David Krasensky.
Especially in the business process itself, the greatest benefit is the direct connection of the e-shop with the information system. “ ABRA E-SHOP that we use for ERP-linked end-to-end sales (B2C) connected to ERP saves us time. We do not have to rewrite offline orders, but our salesman simply processes incoming orders each morning, which reduces the expedition time of goods by one day, which of course does not only suit us but above all our customers,” says Josef Přib.
Further acceleration of work comes with electronic invoicing through the OLE interface. Automatically, from individual orders in the information system, warehouse cards are created, on the basis of which customer pre-orders are created and the whole cycle ends, through stocking up the warehouse, in the hands of the customer.
JOSEF PŘIB strong>, the founder and CEO of Progress Cycle, began his business as a musician and music manager. He founded the legendary publishing company Monitor (now EMI / Warner Music). He had worked for the music industry for 18 years, and has since been involved in banking in investment companies. He also worked briefly in Patria. He got to the bicycles around his 36th birthday in America, where he fell for mountain biking, which became his favorite sport. In 1997 he founded Progress Cycle, which chooses only technology and design leaders for its portfolio of exclusive sales representatives. Josef Přib comments their selection of brands: “In the beginning, we introduced 3 new brands to the Czech market every year, Giant was our biggest pride. In the beginning, we tried to get this brand twice, but unsuccessfully. Then after several years, the Giant contacted us with a request for cooperation. For us, it was a sign of appreciation and confirmation that we are doing our job well. “
Progress Cycle works with hundreds of Giant bikes end sellers. It runs exclusive franchise stores selling mainly the Giant brand. The Concept store program has several levels of collaboration, from the concept of a separate space in a sotre that sells also other brands to a store that sells Giant bikes exclusively.
I can’t imagine a different ERP that could offer us as much as ARBA Gen. We get all of our business information from the system.David KrásenskýIT manager, Progress Cycle